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My self-summary
a quick note: I am without regular internet access for the next foreseeable few weeks. I do not wish to offend anyone; however the nature of my job has meant that I am often unable to answer in a timely fashion.

the rest of this profile is a work in progress

Wandered through the Northeast growing up, now serving as an education consultant. I went back an forth between my Dad's family and my single Mom; in a bourgy suburb and a developing city. Two years of high school in western Massachusetts and then college in Providence, RI for International Relations and Literary Arts.

Writing is something I want to pursue insofar as it helps people via social advocacy, improving living situations, or just making people laugh. Possible alternate futures include but are not limited to fiction, new journalism, writing for social causes and non-profits, and scriptwriting. Right now, I work giving private guidance to students; either helping them gain more opportunities or working with them to be less douchy (it's an important conversation to not be self-involved, and the sooner the better).

Moving from place to place let me encounter a wide range of people from many walks of life, and it's important to me that everybody find places, even if it's just a loose confederation of other folks who also occupy multiple cultural spaces. Hence why I'm in New York drinking whisky and looking for banter.
What I’m doing with my life
Education consulting. I get to talk to kids about what they want to be when they grow up, and then help them shape and develop that as it changes.
I'm super qualified for this, because I don't know what I want to be when I grow up either.

Going back to school for comedy (standup/screen) writing
I’m really good at
Mixing drinks, and finding recipes. Serious, but not necessarily solemn, conversation. Shoulder rubs. Having deep knowledge in arbitrary subjects (ask me something about ARGs, or mythology, or the Villa Diodati. please!).
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably an odd face I'm making unconsciously
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22 by Heller, Calvin & Hobbes, American Gods / The Sandman for modern mythology, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Calvino and Eco (I would really love to own the set, "The History of Beauty" and "On Ugliness"). To read: Kavalier & Clay, Neuromancer, Devil in the White City

Movies: High Fidelity, Rachel Getting Married, Kiki's Delivery Service, A Knight's Tale, Big Fish. Next: Birdman, Blade Runner, The Lego Movie

Shows: Firefly, Futurama (I think I began watching this at 9, which is the only explanation for why I make Bill Clinton jokes occasionally), Community, Party Down, Cowboy Bebop. Soon: Black Mirror, Twin Peaks, Evangelion

Music: V V Brown, RJD2, Outkast, Muse, David Bowie

Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs reminds me of childhood. (Although I don't think it was ever served at my house)

Other things I like: crossword puzzles, watching basketball with my little brother, Batman, rock climbing, Brainpickings, Mario Kart, pub trivia, folklore, Jon Stewart, Kierkegaard, Klimt, archery, dancing in elevators, 无为
Six things I could never do without

I could probably do without Destiny for a bit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
identity in a globalized world
what I want to learn next
sustainable happiness
non-conventional gender norms
new firefly episodes
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching up with friends, exploring a museum or the IFC, reading or Netflix, playing board games with booze, seeking electroswing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Two things I learned in college are poetry and traditional chinese backrub

I've mostly been using this website for reading recommendations.
You should message me if
your first language is sarcasm
we have things in common
you want to establish a creative art+writing collective
The two of us